Definition of Emulate

1. Verb. Strive to equal or match, especially by imitating. "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

Generic synonyms: Copy, Imitate, Simulate
Derivative terms: Emulation, Emulation, Emulator



2. Verb. Imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Imitate
Derivative terms: Emulation

3. Verb. Compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with. "This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie
Derivative terms: Emulation, Emulation

Definition of Emulate

1. a. Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.

2. v. t. To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.

Definition of Emulate

1. Verb. (rare) To attempt to equal or be the same as. ¹

2. Verb. To copy or imitate, especially a person. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy. ¹

4. Verb. (computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emulate

1. to try to equal or surpass [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Literary usage of Emulate

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1. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1829)
"... j at which they were permitted to be ! present. we emulate* of the qualities und actions ... is no in which we emulate him, and a desire of resemblance, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... "the ancient originals," which have since perished, a story that might inspire Spanish youth with a desire to emulate the noble deeds of knighthood. ..."

3. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
""Continue to emulate in the future, as you have in the past, their valor in arms, their patient endurance of hardships, their high resolve to be free, ..."

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